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Best Of Australian Shorts 5 – 2021

The 5th of seven programmes featuring the best of Australian short films in competition.

Our home-grown talent battle it out for the prestigious Academy® qualifying award for Best Australian Short Film.

Screening: Mon 25 Jan, 9pm | Runtime: 111 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Glen

    Deep into his first lockdown, 50-year-old Glen is given a second chance at love… but only if he can summon the courage to come face to Facebook with the perils of online seduction.

  • The Listening

    Freya and Dan move to the country to have their first child; as the pregnancy develops they lose their grip on reality. Distance and time, dreams and waking life, the living and the dead converge.

  • Alba

    The fragile relationship between a father and daughter is tested when an unexpected call jeopardises their time together.

  • In The Wake

    After a devastating car crash involving her thrill-seeking sister, Alice is left with only her grieving mother and buried memories of the event.

  • An Athlete Wrestling A Python

    Life imitates art when Julien Goethe directs an unhinged version of An Athlete Wrestling A Python

  • Furlough

    FURLOUGH follows a day-in-the-life of two sisters, 16 and 17, who embark on an adventure tiptoeing the line between freedom and responsibility.  What appears to be a dangerous game of living on the edge, is really about making the most of the fleeting, precious moments we have here on this earth.

  • Idol

    A young Chinese celebrity is called into an emergency meeting, after a fan of his commits suicide.

  • Straight Outta Covid

    Two kids post Covid lockdown discuss what matters most…to them!